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Old 07-01-2018, 07:49 AM
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The 8A is much more cross wind capable.
This is just a false statement. Period.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:59 AM
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This is just a false statement. Period.
How about "For most pilots, the -A will be more crosswind capable."

The reality is that a lot of us (myself included) fly well under 100 hours a year and don't get that much crosswind practice. So when the wind kicks up, it can be a challenge. I suspect, but don't know, that the -A pilots sweat a little less in those situations.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:11 AM
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How about "For most pilots, the -A will be more crosswind capable."

The reality is that a lot of us (myself included) fly well under 100 hours a year and don't get that much crosswind practice. So when the wind kicks up, it can be a challenge. I suspect, but don't know, that the -A pilots sweat a little less in those situations.
Youíre absolutely correct Kyle. I have a lots of hours in both conventional and tricycle gear aircraft and have never said, well, I can handle more in a trike. You should know and respect your, and your aircraft limitations.

Still, most pilots, if properly trained and current, the little wheel position is moot.

This, like most opinions is worth what you paid for it..
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:46 AM
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(820 hrs in type, 1,000 hrs TW, and $85K hull, and I just paid $962, IIRC.)
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:52 AM
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Is there anyone in the DFW area that would be willing to show off their completed 8 or 8A, and maybe take me for a ride? I would cover the gas of course.
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:33 PM
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Mike,

Send me a pm.

I have an 8 at NW regional airport, if we can find a suitable date I would be glad to show it to you.. there is also a 8 under construction in hanger I'm in.

My day job is taking way to much time early this month so I can have the end off for Oshkosh.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:25 PM
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Ok Jerry, let's just say for me the 8A is a better cross wind airplane. I left my 8 in the hangar on many days that I would have flown my 8A. But your the man, period.

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Old 07-01-2018, 06:03 PM
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This is like the primer wars. My opinion, when asked if his question, is to ask the insurance companies. Are fixed gear better that retract? Ask the insurance company and quote both. Single engine versus twin? Tailwheel versus trike?

Can a good tailwheel Pilot handle strong crosswinds in either plane? Sure.

How many newly designed piston singles are fixed gear? Most if not all. Why is that?

How many newly designed planes are tricycle gear? Most if not all. Why is that?
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:22 PM
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I believe the word was "Capable". I like many pilots can handle a cross wind in most cases in either model. But when it's a significant cross wind I always liked having that third wheel up there. But hey, if I agreed with Jerry we would both be wrong.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:56 PM
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I believe the word was "Capable". I like many pilots can handle a cross wind in most cases in either model. But when it's a significant cross wind I always liked having that third wheel up there. But hey, if I agreed with Jerry we would both be wrong.
Iím assuming that means Iím wrong. Oh well, not the first time and surely not the last..
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